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By Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Jounal
Posted February 17,2017, 1:27pm EST 

CommScope Inc. Chairman Frank Drendel is the winner of the 2017 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award from The Cable Center.

Drendel, the founder of Hickory-based CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), will pick up his award on April 26 at the Cable Hall of Fame ceremonies at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.

Nick Davatzes, chairman of the Bresnan Award selection committee and ECO emeritus at A+E Networks, says Drendel exemplifies ethics in the cable business.

“Frank has spent his entire career as a visionary leader and mentor in the cable television industry,” Davatzes says.

Drendel has won many awards from the industry and outside, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development. He won that award in 1986 for a scrambling device for cable and satellite television.

Drendel says he’s honored to receive an award named after Bill Bresnan, the longtime chairman of the board at The Cable Center.

“Bill served as the best example of what ethics in business should be, and it is with great appreciation that I am being recognized with this award in his honor,” Drendel says.

Drendel served as CEO of CommScope from 1976 to 2011 and was named chairman of the company in 2011.


Ken Elkins covers manufacturing, international business and economic development for the Charlotte Business Journal.


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